The Expensive Moment

The Expensive Moment - children political activities and...

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“The Expensive Moment” -Grace Paley Faith- all people in her life are engaged in politics Sons are grown Tonto (one son)- in love Richard (other son)- active member of league for revolutionary young Faith married to jack (furniture store salesman) Having an affair with china scholar Nick Ruth- (faith’s best friend) Faith is constantly reminded about her political active past Attends dinners/meetings where she meets exiled Chinese artists and writers Xie Fang- Chinese poet who experiences “extreme history” Fing invites herself to see Faith’s home
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Unformatted text preview: children, political activities, and future • Both women acknowledge how little they knew about preparing their children for the “real world” • Women recognize they have little power to change/affect world • “its hard to stand behind people and culture in revolutionary transition when you’re constantly worried about their irreplaceable & breakable artifacts” <- referring to children • Mention of communist ideas in china • Raising questions about marriage...
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2010 for the course LCS 121 taught by Professor Koelz during the Fall '08 term at Bryant.

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